High Impact Prevention Services for Youth

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HIPSY

High Impact Prevention Services for Youth

What is HIPSY?

High Impact Prevention Services for Youth (HIPSY) is a state-funded program that provides HIV/STD prevention, access to health care, and other supportive services for high-risk youth ages 13-24 years old. Services include:
  • Free and confidential peer-to-peer outreach within the community
  • Evidenced-based prevention workshops
  • Individual sessions that help youth set individual prevention plans, referrals, and youth events
Because statistics show that 1 in 5 of all new HIV infections are youth 13-24 and 50% of all new STD’s diagnosed each year are youth 13-24, this has become a public health approach to disease prevention in which proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions are implemented for preventing the greatest amount of infections, given the available resources.
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What Does HIPSY Do?

  • Provides accurate and relevant HIV/STD prevention information

  • Arranges for HIV testing (10-20 min results) and STD screening

  • Provides access to resources and condoms

  • Helps with the process of getting medical insurance when needed

  • Offers prevention workshops providing accurate and relevant HIV/STD prevention

  • Provides a safe place for LGBTQ youth

  • Incorporates one-on-one sessions for individual prevention plans

  • Offers group and personal support for those who are HIV positive

Participant Testimonials

Participant Eligibility

  • Ages 13-24
  • Residence in Monroe County
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After making an appointment, Diane Bardeen (or someone on her team) will contact you with further information.


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